Police search for gunman in Cheektowaga after assault

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WIVB) — Officers are on the hunt for a person who wielded a gun Monday in a shooting that sent a local man to the hospital.

Cheektowaga Police officials say they rushed to the scene of a shooting on Pine Ridge Road at about 8:30 p.m. where a man said an assailant attacked him from behind. Police say a gunman fired a handgun at the victim, hitting him in the hand as the victim attempted to raise his arms in defense.

The gunman reportedly fled in a nearby vehicle awaiting his return.

The victim transported himself to St. Joe’s Hospital where he’s being treated for the gunshot wound.

Officers are on the hunt for the gunman. Anybody who may have witnessed the attack is asked to call Cheektowaga Police at (716) 686-3546.

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